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Digitrax - DCS240 Advanced 5 or 8 AMP DCC Command Station w/ Booster & USB

$271.50
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UPC:
652667040051
Condition:
New
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Brand:
Digitrax
Voltage:
120V
Power Supply:
DC
MPN:
DCS240
Control System:
DCC
Country/Region of Manufacture:
United States
Digitrax - DCS240 Advanced 5 or 8 AMP DCC Command Station w/ Booster & USB
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DCS240 LocoNet Advanced Command Station


WE WILL MEET OR BEAT ANY ADVERTISED PRICE ON EBAY FROM ANY DIGITRAX AUTHORIZED DEALER. OUR SERVICE IS SUPERIOR TO WHAT MOST OTHERS OFFER. 

WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED DIGITRAX DEALER. WE BUY DIRECT FROM DIGITRAX. THIS ITEM IS BRAND NEW, NEVER OUT OF THE PACKAGE. COMES WITH FULL MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY.

More Locos
More Capacity
Really Big Fun!

The DCS240 Advanced Command Station lets your LocoNet System run up to 400 locos and 400 throttles. Full read/write programming, route capability, USB connectivity, and separate programming output lets you run and program at the same time.  

  • 5 or 8 Amps of Power

  • 400 Loco Addresses

  • 400 Throttle Support

  • Combination Advanced LocoNet Command Station and 8 amp CTC booster

  • User selectable N,HO, and large scale operation with Voltage Trim

  • LocoNet for easy plug ‘n play installation and system expansion

  • Auto resetting over temperature and short circuit protection

  • Hardware EZ routes and Loco Reset

  • Integrated USB for Computer Support

  • Over-Voltage Protected

  • Auto shutdown when command control signal is lost to prevent “runaway” trains

 

Note: Accepts DC POWER input ONLY from power supply (sold separately). Recommended power supply: Digitrax PS514 or equivalent. MAXIMUM INPUT 8 AMPS, 24VDC, 192 VA MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS, DO NOT Exceed 25VDC maximum Input. Minimum Input 13VDC.

Technical Note About DCC Booster Output Ratings: Digitrax boosters have maximum output current limits of either 5 or 8 amps. The actual continuous output current that your booster will provide to the layout depends on several factors including the input supply voltage, the ambient room temperature and air flow over the booster's heat sink. Higher input voltages increase the amount of heat that must be dissipated by the booster's heat sink. If the heat sink does not get enough air flow to allow for heat dissipation, the booster will eventually reach an over temperature state and shut down. A small fan blowing across the heat sink on your booster will increase the maximum sustained current output capacity of your booster.

Each DCC company specifies the output capacity of its boosters according to their own internal standards. Tests designed and performed by several model railroaders have shown wide variations in the actual output capacity of DCC boosters. In most cases the tests were designed to overload boosters and cause them to shut down. The conclusion based on these tests is that each manufacturer uses a different way of determining booster output capacity, Digitrax tends to be more conservative in stating booster output ratings. The factor that is most important for achieving maximum output capacity is the booster’s heat sinking ability. In these tests, Digitrax boosters have demonstrated excellent heat sinking capabilities and the ability to consistently output the advertised 5 or 8 amps when appropriate fans are added in high temperature situations.

Specifications

Size
5.39" X 4.05" X 3.26" (137mm X 103mm X 83mm)
Original Release Date
06/24/2016
Warranty
No Worries Warranty (Thru Digitrax)
Booster Current Rating
5 Amps or 8 Amps depending on power supply used (A power supply is NOT included)